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Arrest of a notorious Lincolnites --The Knoxville Register, of the instant, has the following account of the arrest of a notorious traitor near that place: Seth Lea, an old Lincolnites, well known in this county, and who has been making regular trips into the enemy's lines in Kentucky, was caught on Saturday last, at Winter's Gap, by Lieut. Peak, of Capt. Butler's famous company. He had with him a small bag, containing some three hundred letters from parties in Knox and adjoining counties to soldiers and other parties in the Federal lines. He had on his person a commission as recruiting officer of a Federal cavalry regiment, and was accompanied by two fugitive slaves and one recruit, John Dinkins. The negroes, by their fleetness of foot, escaped, but Dinkins was captured and brought here with Lea, and both are safety lodged in jail. The periodical trips of Lea and a few other notorious characters, with their mail bags, to Lincolndom, explains how Brownlow, according to